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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $49.93 $52.00
12 bottles: $49.40
The primary wine, known simply as Aalto Ribera del Duero, comes from vines ranging in age from 40–80 years old...
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Red
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Bottle: $129.92
6 bottles: $127.32
Aalto PS (Pagos Seleccionada) is made only in the best vintages. It is sourced from Aalto’s best sites (Pagos)...
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Red
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Bottle: $115.94
Aalto PS (Pagos Seleccionada) is made only in the best vintages. It is sourced from Aalto’s best sites (Pagos)...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $19.40 $20.00
12 bottles: $19.01
Rated 92 - A red with fresh blackberries, black chocolate and flowers, both on the nose and palate. Medium to full...
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Red
(375ml)
Bottle: $19.95
Rated 97 - The bouquet is full of fragrant black fruits, cinnamon, cumin and Frankincense, the palate beautifully...
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Rapid Ship
Red
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Bottle: $23.93
12 bottles: $23.45
Rated 97 - The bouquet is full of fragrant black fruits, cinnamon, cumin and Frankincense, the palate beautifully...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $19.94
12 bottles: $19.54
Rated 91 - A juicy, fruity red with blackberry, bark and hints of dried fruit. Medium body, linear and fine tannins...
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Rapid Ship
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $22.93
12 bottles: $22.47
Rated 91 - A fruity and dry red with blackberry and vanilla character and hints of walnuts. Medium to full body and...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $64.94
12 bottles: $63.64
Rated 96 - Ribera benefited from regular seasons and a very cold winter in 2018, according to Xavier Ausàs, which is...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $18.90
12 bottles: $18.52
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $31.60
6 bottles: $23.21
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $32.90
6 bottles: $32.24
Rated 92 - Aromas of dark cherries, blackberries, chocolate and sweet spices. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $54.54
Rated 92 - Cedar, coffee, nutmeg and vanilla nose and palate, plush tannins, punchy fruit, juicy freshness and a...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $14.90
12 bottles: $13.68
Rated 91 - Plums, dark raspberries, dried thyme, toffee and chocolate on the nose. It’s full-bodied with firm,...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $11.20 $13.34
Black fruit aromas, well balanced with the oak, bringing sweet spicy and nice toasty notes. Good structure. It is...
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $16.90
12 bottles: $16.56
Black fruit aromas, well balanced with the oak, bringing sweet spicy and nice toasty notes. Good structure. It is...
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $89.94
6 bottles: $88.14
Medium-bodied, wellbalanced and smooth, with exemplary purity and poise. Dark cherry notes are accented by hints of...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $21.30
12 bottles: $19.38
Rated 93 - Flattering, with ripe, minty blackberries, black plums, tobacco, hazelnuts and a hint of mocha. A...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $32.80
6 bottles: $32.14
Rated 91 - With some more meat than the regular, the 2014 Selección Especial was produced with a selection of old...
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Red
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Bottle: $16.00 $17.20
12 bottles: $15.20

Spain Castilla Y Leon Ribera del Duero

Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.

The ancient, arid and beautiful region of Castilla y Leon is the largest in Spain, and amongst the largest single 'regions' in any country of Europe. It has been famed throughout the centuries for its architecture, its people, its art and literature, and not least for its characterful and flavorful wines, which capture the beating heart and passion of Spain and Spanish culture. Castilla y Leon is essentially a vast plateau, and is extremely dry, with a poor soil structure which one might think would make viticulture difficult, if not impossible. However, Castilla y Leon has plenty of native grape varietals which are able to stretch their roots deep underground, to tap into the moisture and minerals which can be found there.





Some experts claim that centrally-located Ribera del Duero, Spain's fastest growing wine region, has the greatest potential for memorable red wines. These are largely inspired by the revered Vega Sicilia, an estate producer whose dark Tempranillo wines are balanced with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. For one hundred years Vega Sicilia has taken Spanish tradition to the extreme, growing highly concentrated grapes and aging wines ten years in cask and sometimes more in bottle before releasing exquisite, expensive wines that still benefit from cellar aging. Like slightly smaller versions of Vega Sicilia, other Ribera del Duero Tempranillos are tannic and long-lived, usually inky and massive, with complicated aromas of chocolate, plums and smoke. French varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec are joining the native varietals. White Ribera del Duero uses the indigenous varietal Albillo.